The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Research Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Research Engineer
UK
Rank 591 613 617
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Research Engineer 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.023% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £475 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £338 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year
-47.31% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Research Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Research Engineer in the job title.

Research Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK.

Research Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK.

Research Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Research Engineer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Research Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 5 £475 +40.74% 10
London +11 3 £475 -12.03% 1
South West -3 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Gloucester - 1 - - 1

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Research Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Research Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Automotive
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 3 (33.33%) Games
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Robotics
3 3 (33.33%) Psychology
3 3 (33.33%) Human Factors
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
3 3 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 3 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) PhD
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) C#

Research Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (55.56%) Automotive
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Games
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Robotics
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Human Factors
2 3 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 3 (33.33%) Psychology
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Security
4 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (22.22%) C
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) PhD
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
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